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Accessible Transport: Benefits of Taxis for the Elderly

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Life as a senior citizen can come with its challenges. Whether due to poor mobility, declined eyesight or simply a lack of feeling safe and in control, there are many reasons why you may be unable or choose not to drive in your senior years.

Whilst this may be necessary for the safety of both yourself and others, it can leave you feeling as though your options are limited in terms of getting out and about to where you need or want to go. Thankfully, if taking the bus or relying on a loved one isn’t an available or favourable option, you can still benefit from the convenience of a taxi service.

Read on below as we discuss the benefits private taxis offer the elderly.

Enjoy Private Transportation

Even if you have a local bus route available to you, this may not be a form of transportation that you’d actively wish to utilise. Buses can be busy, loud and unhygienic, and, depending on the scheduled route, can take you longer to get you where you need to be than it needs to take.

When using a taxi, you get to enjoy the luxury of private transportation. You don’t have to worry about finding a seat, and in these post-pandemic times you can feel safe from potential colds, flus and other illnesses that are spread much more easily on public transport.

Furthermore, you can enjoy the benefit of being picked up from outside your house and taken directly to where you need to go, without taking a longer route or making multiple stops along the way.

Comfort and Convenience

When you use a reputable taxi service, you can rest assured that you’ll be in for a comfortable journey. Any respectable taxi company will keep their taxis in clean, pristine condition to ensure a clean and comfortable ride for their customers.

On top of that, their drivers will always drive responsibly and ensure that the journey is as smooth as possible, since your safety is a priority.

You will also have the convenience of being picked up/dropped off wherever and whenever suits you, something which isn’t always possible when relying on public transport. This can encourage you to get out of the house more often, allowing you to keep an active and stimulated lifestyle.

Build a Trusting Relationship with a Reliable Taxi Service

By regularly using a particular taxi company’s services, you can build a trusting and lasting relationship with them. This will give you peace of mind that they are reliable and will be able to meet your needs whenever you require their service.

As a valued customer with a private account, you will also become a priority customer, and will have the option to book their services in advance as and when you need them.

If you’re looking for a taxi company you can trust in the Midlands, then we’ve got you covered here at Lewis Taxis. When you set up a private account with us, you can book, manage and keep your travel expenses on track, all in one place.

Get in touch today to learn more about how our services can benefit you.

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